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Posted at: Mar 9, 2018, 1:54 AM; last updated: Mar 9, 2018, 1:54 AM (IST)

Man caught with gold in rectum

Mohali, March 8

In yet another case of gold seizure, the Customs Department today caught a Maharashtra-based man for carrying 180 gm of gold, reportedly worth Rs 5.6 lakh, in his rectum at the Chandigarh international airport.

According to sources, the 38-year-old passenger arrived at the airport on an IndiGo flight from Dubai.

An official said a gold biscuit, weighing over 180 gm and wrapped in an adhesive tape, was found concealed in his rectum. Customs officials apprehended him as his body language appeared suspicious. He was subsequently frisked and the gold found concealed in the body.

The passenger was not arrested since the value of the gold was less than Rs 20 lakh. The passenger was let off after completing the formalities and the gold was seized, the official said.

This is the third case of gold seizure at the airport this month and comes two days after two women were caught with over 800 gm of gold, worth Rs 25 lakh, in their rectum.

On Holi, a 20-year-old college student from Punjab was held for concealing three gold biscuits, weighing 228 gm, using the same modus operandi. —TNS

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